Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM) seeks to restore, maintain or improve tissue or organ function. This can be either by stimulating the body's own repair mechanisms or by replacing with functional tissue grown ex vivo. Innovative biomaterial-based technologies are required in order to realise the potential of TERM. Despite intensive research into preparation of scaffold materials, there are still pressing needs to develop innovative functional scaffolds to meet the challenges of new therapies.
Talented candidates with a background in biomaterials, tissue engineering and cell biology are now being sought for a 3.5 year PhD studentship with the University of East Anglia, developing novel biomaterials for musculoskeletal and orthopaedic applications. It is sponsored by Neotherix and EPSRC through an Industrial CASE award, and takes advantage of the combined expertise of Neotherix and the School of Pharmacy at the University of East Anglia.
The successful candidate will be supervised Dr Aram Saeed (School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia), clinical supervisor Prof Simon Donell (Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich) and industrial supervisor Dr Mike Raxworthy (Neotherix Limited, York).
The deadline for applications, which must be made through the University of East Anglia's postgraduate applications web page , is 6 July 2014.
See the project's web page or Dr Aram Saeed's profile for more information. Enquiries regarding this opportunity should be made to Dr Aram Saeed at firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.